Job Opportunity: Washington Glass School Studio Coordinator!

washington.glass_school.logo.clayWGS is Hiring!

The Washington Glass School and Studio is excited to announce the hiring of a new full-time Studio Coordinator!

Located just outside of Washington DC, WGS is a privately owned, public access art studio. Washington Glass School and Studio is dedicated to creating and promoting kiln-formed glass and mixed-media sculpture.

 Washington Glass School and Studio has 3 primary missions:

1. Community involvement through engagement of large-scale public artworks
2. Educate through teaching art classes and mixed-media classes
3. Promote and support Washington Glass Studio artists

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Studio Coordinator

We are looking for someone who is excited about fabricating artwork, hands-on glass and art education, community involvement, and managing a studio. Someone who wants to learn about the contemporary art world and to expose themselves to  new techniques and mediums. The Studio Coordinator serves two roles: assisting studio artist Tim Tate and coordinating an active mixed media studio and school.. A great candidate will be self-motivated with positive energy, who can independently organize and manage studio activities, as well as collaborate closely with all staff and studio residents.

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

*Manage artwork and assist glass and mixed-media artist Tim Tate

*Help to oversee and fabricate public art projects

*Organize and teach classes and workshops

*Serve as the primary liaison for students and resident artists 

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Other Responsibilities:

-Fabricate parts for artwork

-Consult and work closely with Directors on a daily basis

-Serve as a public face for WGS, including private and public events

-Interact with resident artists and visitors on a daily basis

-Implement and reinforce safety protocol and procedures

-Travel to national art fairs to assist/represent WGS artists

-Conduct studio tours

-Manage and order studio materials

-Attend weekly staff meetings

-Performs other duties as they arisewashington.glass.school.coordinator.work.job.opportunity.dc.public.art

Preferred Education and Qualifications (not all necessary):

-Experience managing a glass or art studio

-Basic understanding of glassmaking equipment and shop maintenance

-Fast and efficient working capabilities is a must

-Experience with mold making

-Experience with casting glass and acrylic resins

-Implement and follow WGS quality control standards

-Ability to interact with a variety of personalities

-Time management and organizational skills

~Experience in welding and working with metals

~Ability to work with electronics

-Ability to work as a part of a team

-Ability and desire to work independently

-Desire to further your own art career!

-Other material experience is helpful

-Creative ideas are always encouraged!

-Must be able to meet strict deadlines

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We realize that no one meets all these criteria, but the more the better. We will train candidate in those unfamiliar to them.

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The Studio Manager is a 35/45 hour per week position, depending on deadlines and includes some evening and weekend events. These can be flexible with hours. Starting salary at $15.00/hour plus $1200 annually towards health insurance. Position includes an opportunity for teaching bonuses. Access to all studio equipment and a studio space dedicated for your own work is provided!

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WGS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation national origin, age, disability or genetics.

 WGSTUDIO.logo.bigTo apply, please submit a cover letter telling us why you are a good candidate, resumé, and 3-5 images of your work to TimTateGlass@aol.com.

Washington Glass School & Studio

3700 Otis Street, Mount Rainier, MD 20712

Washington Glass Welcomes New Studio Coordinator

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Audrey Wilson


The Washington Glass School welcomes its new studio coordinator – Audrey Wilson!
Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Audrey has a BA from Kent State University. Audrey has worked at the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio as the studio and teaching assistant, working with the museum’s visiting glass artists.  
Audrey’s artwork references nature and organic forms, and she specializes in kiln casting, pate de verre and sand casting with mixed media. 

Audrey Wilson Fragility of Human Nature
recycled glass,
 pate de verre with oil paint  

Besides her work in glass, Audrey has a BA in art education, and will begin teaching classes soon at the school.

Erwin Timmers outlines the studio schedules with Audrey.

Make a point of stopping by the school and introducing yourself to Audrey!

Washington Glass School/Studio is Seeking a Studio Coordinator and Production Manager.

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The Washington Glass Schooland Studio is one of the largest and most successful warm glass and sculpture centers in the Mid-Atlantic region. In 10 years time we have seen over 4000 students and sent many on to rewarding careers. Our focus is on sculpture, both as individual studio artists, and large-scale public art commissions.

This is a very integral position within our community. You will be responsible for coordinating equipment usage in the studio, be responsible for organizing and keeping the studio clean, assisting the principle artists, packing and shipping artwork, overseeing some large scale projects and (eventually) teaching some classes. Experience in glass is helpful, but not necessary, as we will train. 

There will be heavy lifting; plaster mixing and mold making, and mold steaming as well. Some exhibition and project installations will require assistance. The schedule is flexible; the studio is typically open from 10am to 6pm M-F, but your hours are based on workload. We are open to unusual scheduling. There are also some evening and weekend classes.

While this is a demanding job, it also can be an extremely educational and rewarding one. Besides being part of a vibrant and successful studio, you will have your own workspace and will be encouraged to make your own artwork and to take advantage of the numerous opportunities that pass through our doors. The pay is $10 per hour to start with a salary evaluation after 90 days. 

You will receive additional pay for every class you teach. We are particularly interested in a person who would truly benefit from this position, both personally and artistically. Many opportunities come through our studio…we encourage you to take advantage of them. Our school is based on the premise that everyone here will be happy for everyone else’s success, thereby fostering a nuturing and non-internally competitive work place. We are looking for just the right person for the long term.

 

Care to join us?

Call Tim Tate/ Washington Glass School

202-744-8222

3700 Otis Street, Mount Rainier, MD 20712

timtateglass@aol.com

Located about 4 miles from Logan Circle, across the DC border of Eastern Ave. Click HERE to jump to map.

Nicole Puzan – In Memoriam

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Nicole Puzan
1983-2011
Studio Coordinator, Glass Artist, Friend

We are sorry to report that our much loved glass studio coordinator passed away yesterday morning. Only 28 years old, Nicole succumbed to a very aggressive ovarian cancer. Our Nicole was a trooper to the end, and we understand that she seemed comfortable as she passed.

Nicole was integral to the Prince George’s County Courthouse public artwork sculpture.

Nicole coordinated many art projects while working in the Washington Glass Studio. Here, Nicole is cleaning a just annealed glass casting that was part of the Vanderbilt University Critical Care Tower.

Nicole celebrating the arrival of Margaret Boozer’s baby in 2009 with the Dutch sweet “beschuit met muisies”.


Nicole shown here plugged through the messy part of studio work.

Nicole was an instructor of classes at the Washington Glass School. Nicole is hown here with artists Cheryl Derricott and Dave Cook.

A mural based on Nicole’s tattoo was painted at the Fridge Gallery in Washington, DC. in 2010.


Services will be held Saturday at 11 am at the Oakton Unitarian Universalist.

All Welcome Mick Coughlan!

>Please join all of us at Washington Glass School in welcoming Mick Coughlan as the new Studio Manager/ Production Assistant.


Mick Coughlan


Mick had been working in the props department of the Shakespeare Theater Company, on such shows as
Taming of the Shrew, Antony and Cleopatra, King Lear, Henry V, The Merchant of Venice, Julius Caesar, and many other productions; so clearly, he is familiar with drama – which makes him well suited for the glass school.

Over the next couple of months, Mick will work closely with Rob Kincheloe, for the transfer of power, as Rob sets up his own studio across the Potomac in Prince William County, VA.

Welcome aboard Mick!

WGS Seeks Studio / Production Mgr

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Update on the job posting – click HERE to meet Mick Coughlin, new Studio Production Mgr.

Washington Glass School & Studio, 3700 Otis Street, Mount Rainier, MD 20712

The Washington Glass School is seeking a new Studio/ Production Manager.

The Washington Glass School and Studio is one of the largest and most successful warm glass and sculpture centers in the Mid-Atlantic region. In 10 years time we have seen over 4000 students and sent many on to rewarding careers. Our focus is on sculpture, both as individual studio artists, and large-scale public art commissions.

This is a very integral position within our community. You will be responsible for coordinating equipment usage in the studio, be responsible for organizing and keeping the studio clean, assisting the principle artists, packing and shipping artwork, overseeing some large scale projects and (eventually) teaching some classes. Experience in glass is helpful, but not necessary, as we will train. There will be some heavy lifting; plaster mixing and mold making, and mold steaming as well. Some exhibition and project installations will require assistance. The schedule is flexible; the studio is typically open from 10am to 6pm M-F, but your hours are based on workload. There are also some evening and weekend classes.

While this is a demanding job, it also can be an extremely educational and rewarding one. Besides being part of a vibrant and successful studio, you will have your own workspace and will be encouraged to make your own artwork and to take advantage of the numerous opportunities that pass through our doors. The pay is $10 per hour to start with a salary evaluation after 30 days. You will receive additional pay for every class you teach and you learn more than you ever thought possible about running an extremely busy and successful studio. Think of it as an MFA that pays you as you learn.

Care to join us?
Call Tim Tate/ Washington Glass School
202-744-8222

3700 Otis Street, Mount Rainier, MD 20712
Located about 4 miles from Logan Circle, across the DC border of Eastern Ave. MAP

Washington Glass Seeks Studio Coordinator

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Studio Coordinator Position Open

The Washington Glass School has an immediate opening for a Studio Coordinator in its Mount Rainier, MD location. Founded 8 years ago, this is one of the busiest studios on the east coast. We are not only an educational venue, but we are the home of many successful independent artists as well. We also work heavily with large scale public art projects.



The successful candidate will have many of the following traits:

  • Extremely organized and punctual
  • Ability to move from one project to the next very quickly
  • Be a self starter and able to work independently
  • Skills in sculpting clay would be helpful…..as well as skills in computer work, administrative paper work, warm glass, shipping and delivery
  • Comfortable with people and able to possibly teach classes in future.

Duties will include:

  • Daily studio clean-ups
  • Working with plaster, lost wax, warm glass
  • Installing sculptural work
  • Assisting/coordination or taking over some classes

  • Coordinating kiln use and kiln schedules
  • Review studio material use

  • 100 things that might come up….and do.

What we offer:

  • To learn numerous methods of relating to glass and sculpture (all classes are free to you)
  • Free studio space to work on your warm glass
  • $10 an hour to start
  • The ability to see how a very successful sculpture studio operates.
  • Many gallery and show opportunities.
  • The ability to become part of a much larger community
  • Mentoring for your career as an artist.

This is a great opportunity for someone who would like to further their sculpture or glass career……and to join one of the most successful teams in the region. Please email Tim Tate at TimTateGlass@aol.com .



Washington Glass School

3700 Otis St.

Mt. Rainier, Md. 20712

202-744-8222